In the last few days I’ve felt a burst of creative inspiration. I’m not quite sure where it came from, but I’ll gladly take it. After the draining two weeks before that, it was much needed. It’s nice to feel the urge where I want to write creatively again after shoving it aside for real life.
I don’t think I’ve mentioned it publicly on this blog since those dark days when I first started blogging but I’ve always dreamed of publishing professionally. In university I was the kid who signed up for too many writing classes, the kid who constantly had a notebook full of scribbles, and the kid who would turn a simple seven page story assignment into a sixty-page mini book simply because I got into it. True story. I mean, I shouldn’t be surprised as I was actually limited in elementary school on how many books I could send to the professional binder each week. It’s easy to say writing has always been a passion of mine.
It’s also not surprising to anybody who knows me even the slightest to guess that paired with my writing time is always good music playing in the background. Gasp, what a shocker right? I figured with my recent writing spree, I should share some of those tunes I find myself using the most in a writing playlist. I seem to gravitate towards more emotional and soft music while writing. I didn’t even realize there was a bit of an overall depressing tone in the majority of the songs I’ve been using until I was putting together this post. Good for those gritty scenes right? I’m going to say I enjoy these songs particularly because it sets a more relaxed atmosphere. That and I don’t want to get up and dance with them while getting into writing, that’s too distracting. I do still find myself singing along though. Oops.
There’s no purposeful set up in the way these songs are arranged. They’re just kind of there. It’s not like my workout playlists where I set it in stages. I tried to select a mixture of old/new and various genres when putting together this playlist.
Even if you don’t like music while writing, hopefully you’ll find at least a few new good tunes to enjoy!
Want to learn more about why I love using music as a writing tool? Check out the 5 reasons I gave when I guest posted over at Kate the (Almost) Great last month.
Do you have a favorite song or artist to listen to while working? What inspires you?
P.S. – For a whole new different vibe, check out the indie rock work out playlist!
Until next time,